Russian cabinet resigns just hours after Vladimir Putin’s inauguration
Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev signed an order on the Russian government’s resignation,” the government said.
Putin won the March 18th elections gaining 76.69 per cent of the vote, with over 56.4 million voters casting their ballots for him, according to Central Election Commission data.
He has also proposed that the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, consider the candidacy of Medvedev who was the head of government during Putin’s previous presidential term from May 8, 2012.
Putin after swearing in, said: “I consider it my duty and reason for my being to do everything for Russia, for its present and future peaceful and prosperous for preservation and continuation of our great people, for prosperity in every Russian family. I will do everything in my power for this,” Putin said at the inauguration ceremony.